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Midwest Sports Headlines: Wed., 10/9/19

Sports

October 9th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves are back at home for a decisive postseason game, which is not necessarily a good omen. Over the years, Atlanta is the place where other teams come to celebrate in October. The St. Louis Cardinals hope to continue that trend when they face the Braves in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series. The pitching matchup will be a rematch of Game 2, when Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz outdueled Jack Flaherty of the Cardinals for a 3-0 victory.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has been searching all season for a primary ball carrier. The Cyclones might have found their guy in quarterback Brock Purdy. He gave Iowa State the boost it was looking for in its ground game in a blowout win over TCU. Purdy ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns in leading Iowa State past the Horned Frogs 49-24. Next up is a trip to play West Virginia on Saturday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The PGA Tour Champions has announced a new tournament for St. Louis, the first for the 50-and-older circuit in the area since 2001. The Ascension Charity Classic will be played in 2020 the first weekend of October at Norwood Hills Country Club.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s offense surrendered eight sacks in last week’s 10-3 loss at Michigan. Penn State is next for the No. 17 Hawkeyes on Saturday night. The Nittany Lions lead the nation in sacks. The Hawkeyes know the blueprint is there for Penn State and everyone else. They are focused on addressing the problems in practice so they don’t have a repeat against Penn State.

UNDATED (AP) — The XFL has released season-ticket prices and the draft process for its eight teams. League President Jeffrey Pollack says one of the primary goals is providing fans with an experience that is affordable. Nearly three-quarters of season ticket prices for the eight teams are $50 or less per game. Next week’s draft will be in five phases and will take place over two days.

UNDATED (AP) — It’s been a tough month for major league relief pitchers, with bullpens often getting tagged in the playoffs. Carlos Martinez, Mark Melancon, Sean Doolittle and Ryan Pressly are among the pitchers who’ve been hit hard. Overall, relievers have a 5.85 ERA so far in the AL Division Series and NLDS.

IATC Week 6 Cross Country Individual Rankings 10/08/2019

Sports

October 8th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches released their Week 6 Individual Cross Country rankings on Tuesday. Here is a look at the local runners included in the top 30 rankings in each class.

Class 4A Boys

13. Wimach Gilo, CB Thomas Jefferson

Class 3A Boys

8. Craig Alan Becker, Atlantic
28. Tyler Putney, Kuemper Catholic

Class 3A Girls

8. Taylor McCreedy, Atlantic
23. Braelyn Baker, Creston
30. Lucy Borkowski, Harlan

Class 2A Boys

4. Louden Foster, West Central Valley

Class 2A Girls

3. Kate Crawford, AC/GC
5. Ella Waddle, Panorama
14. Tori Castle, Treynor
17. Mayson Hartley, Clarinda
25. Rylee Sloss, AC/GC

Class 1A Boys

1 Josh Baudler, Nodaway Valley
4. Bennett Heisterkamp, St. Albert
7. Noah Jorgensen, Sidney
25. Toby Bower, Nodaway Valley
29. Ben Breheny, Nodaway Valley

Class 1A Girls

1 Peyton Pogge, Tri-Center
3. Courtney Sporrer, Logan-Magnolia
11. Taylor Sporrer, Logan-Magnolia
15. Grace Slater, Audubon
28. Ryann Portch, AHSTW

Full rankings HERE.

IATC Week 6 Cross Country Team Rankings 10/08/2019

Sports

October 8th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches released their latest round of team rankings on Tuesday. Here is a look at the area teams in the top 15 of each class.

Class 3A Boys

13. Atlantic

Class 3A Girls

4. Harlan
13. Glenwood

Class 2A Girls

7. Panorama
10. AC/GC

Class 1A Boys

1 Earlham
2. Nodaway Valley
11. Tri-Center
12. St. Albert

Class 1A Girls

1 Logan-Magnolia
8. AHSTW
11. Nodaway Valley
13. Tri-Center

Full rankings HERE

DNR to hold meetings on waterfowl zone

Ag/Outdoor, Sports

October 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will host five meetings across the state to discuss the proposed waterfowl season and zone structures for 2021-2025. D-N-R spokesman Mick Klemsrude says the meetings are part of an ongoing process. He says the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service allows states to take a look at the zones every five years to see if they need to make some changes. There are currently three zones in the state. “We have the Missouri River Zone in far western Iowa — and then a north zone and a south zone,” Klemesrude says. “You get different season depending on the number of zones that you have — so that is one of the considerations.”

He says they had discussions with small groups of hunter and sent out surveys as part of the review to come up with the best solution for the state. He says they look at a lot of the migration data and harvest data and then come up with a proposal. He says the meetings will get input from hunters. “We could have changes to our proposals based on those comments, and then we’ll go in front of our Natural Resources Commission and propose that. And once we have a final version, that will go back out for comment, the official public comment,” Klemesrude says.

The first meeting will be held October 14th at Three Mile Lake Lodge near Afton. October 15th at the Washington County Conservation Office education center near Ainsworth, October 16th at the Oelwein Community Center,October 22nd at the Story County Conservation Center near Ames and on October 23rd at the Alta Community Center. All meetings will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p-m. The Commission is expected to make a final decision in April 2020.

IHSAA releases Football RPI through Week 6

Sports

October 8th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The IHSAA released the first edition of the Football Playoff RPI on Monday. Follow the links below to check out the list in each class.

Class 4A

Class 3A

Class 2A

Class 1A

Class A

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AHSTW girls, Earlham boys winners at Nodaway Valley XC Invite

Sports

October 8th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Nodaway Valley Cross Country Invite was held on Monday at the Adair County Fairgrounds in Greenfield. AC/GC’s Kate Crawford and Nodaway Valley’s Josh Baudler took individual titles. The AHSTW girls and Earlham boys won the team titles.

Girls Team Scores

  1. AHSTW 82
  2. Van Meter 85
  3. Earlham 89
  4. Panorama 90
  5. AC/GC 92
  6. Nodaway Valley 108
  7. Madrid 175
  8. Mount Ayr 189
  9. East Union 286
  10. West Central Valley 299
  11. Martensdale St. Marys 305
  12. Woodward-Granger 318
  13. Southwest Valley 351

Girls Individual Top Ten

  1. Kate Crawford, AC/GC 19:49.88
  2. Clare Kelly, Van Meter 20:11.11
  3. Ryann Portch, AHSTW
  4. Mary Kelly, Van Meter
  5. Ella Waddle, Panorama
  6. Lily Dixon, Earlham
  7. Rylee Sloss, AC/GC
  8. Sophia Broers, Nodaway Valley
  9. Reagan Weinheimer, Nodaway Valley
  10. Gwen Steffen, Panorama

Full girls results: Nodaway-Valley GirlsXC 2019

Boys Team Scores

  1. Earlham 51
  2. Nodaway Valley 57
  3. Madrid 66
  4. AC/GC 111
  5. Van Meter 178
  6. Woodward-Granger 200
  7. Mount Ayr 214
  8. Bedford 255
  9. Southeast Warren 266
  10. I-35 270
  11. Panorama 304
  12. East Union 331
  13. West Central Valley 331
  14. Orient-Macksburg 367
  15. Martensdale St. Marys 369
  16. Southwest Valley 411

Boys Individual Top Ten

  1. Josh Baudler, Nodaway Valley 16:22.81
  2. Louden Foster, West Central Valley 16:59.32
  3. Randy Jimenez, Earlham
  4. Clay Pehl, Madrid
  5. Jayden Dickson, Earlham
  6. Zach Dixon, Earlham
  7. Rory McDermott, Madrid
  8. Chaz Warson, Madrid
  9. Jake Willem, Earlham
  10. Ben Breheny, Nodaway Valley

Full results: Nodaway-Valley BoysXC 2019

Woodbine XC Meet and Rolling Valley Conference Championships 10/07/2019

Sports

October 8th, 2019 by Chris Parks

The Woodbine Cross Country Meet also served as the Rolling Valley Conference Championships on Monday night.

In the full meet results the Logan-Magnolia girls and St. Albert boys came away with team titles. Tri-Center’s Peyton Pogge and St. Albert’s Bennett Heisterkamp were individual winners.

Girls Team Scores

  1. Logan-Magnolia 20
  2. Tri-Center 57
  3. IKM-Manning 108
  4. Exira-EHK 109
  5. CAM 114
  6. West Harrison 151
  7. Boyer Valley 177

Girls Individual Top Ten

  1. Peyton Pogge, Tri-Center 19:25.89
  2. Courtney Sporrer, Logan-Magnolia 20:32.55
  3. Grace Slater, Audubon
  4. Kyle Morrison, Logan-Magnolia
  5. Taylor Sporrer, Logan-Magnolia
  6. Violet Lapke, Logan-Magnolia
  7. Carly McKeever, St. Albert
  8. Hannah Thygesen, Audubon
  9. Mya Moss, Logan-Magnolia
  10. Morgan Hanson, IKM-Manning

Boys Team Scores

  1. St. Albert 52
  2. Tri-Center 55
  3. Woodbine 91
  4. IKM-Manning 106
  5. Logan-Magnolia 119
  6. Boyer Valley 160
  7. Missouri Valley 173
  8. CAM 207
  9. Underwood 242
  10. Whiting 289

Boys Individual Top Ten

  1. Bennett Heisterkamp, St. Albert 17:00.11
  2. Brett McGee, Tri-Center 17:43.83
  3. Quentin Dreyer, IKM-Manning
  4. Ryan Hughes, St. Albert
  5. Jon Franke, Tri-Center
  6. Bryce Patten, Underwood
  7. Ethan Follman, CAM
  8. Patrick Heffernan, Boyer Valley
  9. Colin Lillie, St. Albert
  10. Nate Wright, Woodbine

Full Woodbine XC Meet Results: 19WoodbineXC

In the Rolling Valley Championships the Exira-EHK girls and Woodbine boys were the team Champions. Riley Kerger of Woodbine and Ethan Follman of CAM were the individual winners.

Girls RVC Team Scores

  1. Exira-EHK 38
  2. CAM 39
  3. West Harrison 65
  4. Boyer Valley 87

Girls RVC Individual Top Ten

  1. Riley Kerger, Woodbine 24:00.95
  2. Brynn Bass, Coon Rapids-Bayard 24:03.45
  3. Kylee Cogdill, Woodbine
  4. Cadence Stephenson, CAM
  5. Camryn Paulsen, Exira-EHK
  6. Emily Plagman, CAM
  7. Kylie Petersen, Boyer Valley
  8. Kate Hansen, Exira-EHK
  9. Ella Petersen, Exira-EHK
  10. Katie Gore, West Harrison

Boys RVC Team Scores

  1. Woodbine 25
  2. Boyer Valley 42
  3. CAM 60

Boys RVC individual Top Ten

  1. Ethan Follman, CAM 18:37.33
  2. Patrick Heffernan, Boyer Valley 18:39.08
  3. Nate Wright, Woodbine
  4. Adam Sherer, Woodbine
  5. Conrad Schafer, Woodbine
  6. Payton Bush, Woodbine
  7. Colby Heithoff, Coon Rapids-Bayard
  8. Aidan Carmody, Woodbine
  9. Mason King, West Harrison
  10. Clay Roberts, Boyer Valley

Full RVC Meet Results: RollingValleyXC2019

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 10/8/19

Podcasts, Sports

October 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

The 7:20-a.m. Sportscast with Jim Field.

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Area Volleyball Scores from 10/7/19

Sports

October 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

(3-2) Diagonal 25-21-30-18-15, Orient-Macksburg 20-25-28-25-13
(3-1) Mount Ayr 25-25-20-25, Murray 23-12-25-7
(3-0) Southwest Valley 25-25-25, Martensdale-St Marys 12-16-14

Midwest Sports Headlines: 10/8/19

Sports

October 8th, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, poking a tying single in the eighth inning and lifting a sacrifice fly in the 10th to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4. Molina slung his bat far into the outfield after his winner, and the packed crowd at Busch Stadium roared. Game 5 will be Wednesday back in Atlanta. The Cardinals will have ace Jack Flaherty on the mound, and the Braves will go with Mike Foltynewicz.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals star Yadier Molina made a throat-slashing gesture as he celebrated on the field after hitting the winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning of a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the NL Division Series. Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. made a similar motion across the top of his chest after hauling in Molina’s flyball for the final out of Atlanta’s 3-1 win Sunday. The series is going to deciding Game 5.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs did to themselves Sunday night what rivals have been trying to do for the better part of two years: They slowed themselves down. In what became a 19-13 loss to the Colts, the Chiefs committed 11 penalties for a whopping 125 yards to spoil a nip-and-tuck game that wasn’t decided until the fourth quarter. Next up is red-hot Houston, fresh off a 53-32 romp over the Falcons.

TORONTO (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Oskar Sundqvist and Brayden Schenn also scored for the defending champions, who have earned points in their first three games this season. Jordan Binnington stopped 32 shots.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska began preparing for this week’s game at unbeaten Minnesota as if sophomore Noah Vedral would start at quarterback in place of Adrian Martinez. Martinez limped to the sideline at the end of the third quarter against Northwestern and had ice on his left knee when he came out of the medical tent. Vedral led the Huskers on the drive that set up Lane McCallum’s winning field goal.